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Contract Awarded for Phase II of Singapore Port

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has awarded a contract for its port development project Tuas Terminal Phase II in Singapore. The award went to a consortium of Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V., Penta Ocean Construction Company and Hyundai Engineering & Construction Company. The contract value is approximately SGD… Read More

Scheldt River Becomes First LNG Vessel Bunkered in Germany

DEME’s pioneering dual fuel Trailing Suction Hopper Dredge Scheldt River became the first hopper dredge and first LNG vessel bunkered with Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) in Germany. The dredge was loaded with about 85 tons of fuel at the Brunsbüttel Ports on February 12. Nauticor GmbH & Co. KG of… Read More

Jan De Nul Group Orders Two New Dual-Fuel Dredges

Jan De Nul Group has ordered a 6,000-cubic-meter (7,847-cubic-yard) and an 18,000-cubic-meter (23,543-cubic-yard) trailing suction hopper dredge. Cosco (Dalian) Shipyard Co. Ltd. will build the larger vessel in its shipyard in Dalian in China, and Keppel Singmarine Pte. Ltd. will build the smaller trailing suction hopper dredges in Singapore. Both… Read More

Coda Releases DA4G™-USB

Coda Octopus has released the DA4G™-USB, a new variant of the DA4G™. The system takes the digital acquisition and conversion components from the DA4G and presents them in a smaller package for analogue and digital acquisition. The DA4G™-USB runs GeoSurvey™ software for either single sensor acquisition (sidescan or sub-bottom profiler)… Read More

HYPACK 2018 Hosts User Training Events

HYPACK 2018 held its 25th User Training Event in January in Savannah, Georgia. This year’s event attracted more than 300 attendees, representing more than 20 countries. The three-day training included classes on single and multibeam data acquisition and processing, LiDAR, side scan and magnetometer data collection and processing; and various… Read More

Corps Issues RFP for Beneficial Use of Dredged Material Projects

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has published its request for proposals for beneficial use of dredged material pilot projects. Section 1122 of the 2016 Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) requires the Corps to develop a pilot program for ten projects for the beneficial use of dredged material. The projects must maximize… Read More

President Releases Proposed Civil Works Budget

The President’s Fiscal Year 2019 Civil Works budget for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is $4.785 billion with $3.769 billion coming from the General Fund of the Treasury, $965.13 million from the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund, approximately $45 million from Special Recreation User Fees and $5.25 million from the… Read More

World Dredging Congress Issues Call for Papers

The 22nd World Dredging Congress & Exposition (WODCON XXII) has issued a call for papers. This year’s event, April 25 to 29 in Shanghai, China, will feature the theme, “Enhance the Harmony Between Dredging and Ecology.” Topics of focus include: sustainable dredging strategy; environmental and ecological assessments of dredging projects;… Read More

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Appoints New Board Chair

The Board of Directors of Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation (GLDD) has appointed Lawrence R. Dickerson as board chair, effective February 1. Dickerson is assuming the role from Robert B. Uhler, who requested to step down as board chair to accommodate his other professional and personal time commitments. Dickerson has served… Read More